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Definitions of duke

  1.   A leader; a chief; a prince.
  2.   A chief; a prince; one of the highest order of nobility next below the rank of prince; on the Continent, a sovereign prince.
  3.   a nobleman ( in various countries) of high rank
  4.   a British peer of the highest rank
  5.   One of the highest order of English nobility, ranking next below an archbishop and the royal princes; prince or high noble in European countries.
  6.   A leader, ( B.) a chieftain: the highest order of English nobility next below the Prince of Wales: ( on the continent) a sovereign prince.
  7.   A reigning prince inferior to a king.
  8.   In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland.
  9.   To play the duke.
  10.   A nobleman of the highest rank.
  11.   A title of nobility of the highest order; a chief; a prince.
  12.   Duchesss.
  13.   In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king.
  14.   Ducal.

Quotes of duke

  1. I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people's tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known. – Mose Allison
  2. When I got through, Duke Ellington stood up and started the applause. – Ruth Brown
  3. The parson knows enough who knows a Duke – William Cowper
  4. Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe. Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella, their reaction being that people weren't interested in it. – Norman Granz
  5. If I were to put on Barbra Streisand and Duke Ellington, one might say the combination isn't good. – Norman Granz
  6. My favorite NBA team are the houston rockets and favorite college team are the duke blue devils. – Dante Hall
  7. I heard Sidney Bechet play a Duke Ellington piece and fell in love with the soprano saxophone. – Steve Lacy
  8. It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter. – Abbey Lincoln
  9. In a way, you might say that David Duke is the son of Willie Horton. Duke is more overt, of course, but he's really just pushing the same buttons and sending the same coded messages that the Horton ads did so effectively for the Bush campaign last year. – Judd Rose
  10. Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express. – Morley Safer
  11. I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we're always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time. – George Shearing
  12. When you're kept by a patron you don't have to duke it out in the media marketplace for dollars and for readers. In some ways that's a blessing because it takes a lot of pressure off you. – David Talbot
  13. Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke and we don't play well, we might as well have lost the game. – Jason Williams

Usage examples for duke

  1. It is- it is- oh, yes, it is the Duke – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. The truth is, Duke the thing is going to pieces. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  3. “ " Quite so, my Lord Duke – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  4. On leaving the monastery we proceeded first of all in the direction of Cape Khersonese, the most western point of this classic land, where flourished, for more than twelve centuries, the celebrated colony of Kherson, founded by the Heracleans 600 years B. C. At present the only remains of all its greatness are a few heaps of shapeless stones; and strange to relate, the people who put the last hand to the destruction of whatever had escaped the barbarian invasions and the Mussulman sway, was the same whose conversion to Christianity in the person of the Grand Duke Vladimir, was celebrated by Kherson in 988. When the Russians entered the Crimea some considerable architectural remains were still standing, among which were the principal gate of the town and its two towers, and a large portion of the walls; besides which there were shafts and capitals of columns, numerous inscriptions and three churches of the Lower Empire, half buried under the soil. ” – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  5. But the duke is a man. ” – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  6. “ I had to come out and clear myself, and that gave the Duke his chance. ” – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  7. Some years afterwards one of the party was lying on his death- bed, and he sent for the duke – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  8. It was a pretty race, and the horses were all well together for the first mile, The Duke leading the field. ” – The Second String by Nat Gould
  9. Now Madeleine, I hold you to that, and I will seek an introduction to the duke at once. ” – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  10. So much the King was told, and the Duke – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. But the Duke is above party. ” – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  12. “ I have a letter to you from my friend the Duke of Chestow, with whom we have been staying." ” – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. The natural daughter of a duke – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  14. “ " 'If he were a duke I might. ” – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  15. “ " Do you mean," asked Sir Alfred, " that you hope Miss L'Estrange will marry the duke – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  16. We staid looking it over a great while with the Duke after he was ready. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  17. “ I would not ask her if the duke had taken a dislike to me, because I knew he had. ” – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
  18. “ " Yes; remember to- morrow," added the duke – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  19. “ I never saw a creature look as satisfied as Duke did, when uncle began to card him. ” – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  20. The duke would not listen to him, and turned his horse about without a word. ” – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba

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